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Apollonius Rhodius: (Gillies, Marshall M., ed.:) The Argonautica of Appollonius Rhodius Book III. New York: Arno Press, 1979. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 160. Text in Greek. Laminated boards, gilt-lettered to spine and upper board, spine slightly faded, very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Reprint of the 1928 edition published by Cambridge University Press. In the series Greek Texts and Commentaries.   Ref: 50949 
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Aristophanes: (Burman, Pieter II, ed.:) (Bergler, S.; Duker, K.A.:) Comoediae undecim, Graece et Latine [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1760. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [vi], 34, 567, [i]; [iv] 572-1259 [i]. Half-title to vol. I., title-pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, engraved initials and decorations. Very light sporadic foxing. Near-contemporary prize binding, gilt spine with raised bands; gilt border, frame and Amsterdam coat-of-arms centrepiece to each board. Edges lightly sprinkled blue and red, slight remains of green silk ties to fore-edges, now lost. Vellum now a bit darkened but still a very attractive Dutch prize binding. School presentation certificate bound in at front. Letterpress printed and completed by hand, with engraved Amsterdam coat-of-arms, it is inscribed to Wilhelm Röell and dated 20th April 1810. Edited by Pieter II Burman (1714-1778), this printing of Aristophanes' plays contains the hitherto unpublished notes of the colourful Greek scholar Stephan Bergler (c.1680-1740). Bergler, born in Brasov in Transylvania, was secretary in Bucharest to Nicholas Mavrocordato, Prince of Wallachia. He "made many enemies by his dissipated habits and cynical disposition" and according to rumour converted to Islam in Istanbul ('Ency. Brit.' 11th edn.; see also preface to the present book, p.3 ff., and NBG). Dibdin observes that the 'notes of Bergler are very good, and the edition is correctly printed.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 301. Schweiger I 46.   Ref: 51352 
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Aristophanes: [Frere, John Hookham, trans.:] The Birds [...]; The Acharnians; The Knights. [...] Intended to convey some notion of its effect as an acted play, and to illustrate certain points of dramatic humour and character discoverable in the original. Malta: printed at the Government Press, 1839. 3 works in 1 vol., 4to., pp. 103, [i]; 70, [ii]; 89, [i]. Interestingly, gathering I of The Knights has both cancel and cancelland versions of its first leaf, the two being textually as well as typographically different. Sporadic foxing. Short closed tear to A4 fore-edge margin, small loss to 2F3 lower marginal corner, tiny scorch-hole to 3H4 (none of the above affecting text). Mid 20th-century binding, dark green half sheep, gilt spine with raised bands, green textured cloth boards. Spine a bit faded, a little shelf wear, cloth slightly creased where it meets the leather of the upper board. An unremarkable but sound binding, and a very good copy overall. John Hookham Frere's (17691846) verse translations of the plays by Aristophanes, privately printed during his time in Malta for circulation amongst his personal friends. "A certain number of copies [were] sent to England to be sold for the benefit of the widow of a deceased friend" (Information from a brief memoir of Frere (Memoir, &c. [London?, 1846?])). It is possible that these form the edition published in London by William Pickering in 1840 under the title A Metrical Version of The Archanians, The Knights, and The Birds. The Birds and The Knights each have a colophon to the final leaf which, along with the fact that some collections are bound in a different order, might suggest that the plays were circulated separately. A fourth part (The Frogs) followed later in the same year, but is not called for here.   Ref: 52210 
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Aristotle: (Newman, W. L., ed.:) The Politics of Aristotle. Vols. I-IV. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (Sandpiper edition), 2000. Reprint. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xx, 580, [ii]; lxvii, 418, [iv]; xlvi, 603, [ii]; lxx, 705, [vi]. Black cloth, dust-jackets, still in publisher's shrink-wrap, as new. A Sandpiper Books reprint of the 1887 Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46254 
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Arjava, Antti: Women and Law in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 304. Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges lightly dusted, otherwise almost fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, almost fine.   Ref: 52103 
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Arnobius of Sicca: (Thysius, Antonius, ed.:) Adversus Gentes Libri VII. Cum Recensione Viri Celeberrimi, & Integris Omnium Commentariis. Editio novissima atque accuratissima. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Joannis Maire, 1651. 4to., pp. [xii], 255, [i], 156, [iv], [85], 283, [ixx]. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Occasional pencillings, some smudgy marks but generally clean within. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp fore-edges. A bit grubby, some marks, tailcap worn with endband free at one side, first folium loosening a little but still a good and sound copy. Armorial bookplate of William Horton of Chaderton Hall, Lancashire to front paste-down. 'Harwood considered this the best edition, then printed, of the author; although its typographical errors are numerous and glaring.... Ittigius tells us, and after him Schoenemann, that this Leyden edition contains all the commentaries of Stewechius, Heraldus, Canter, and Elmenhorst'. (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th edn.), I 216   Ref: 51128 
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Arnold, Christoph: Lingua Latinae Ornatus. [...] Editio altera correctior, cum indice. Norimbergae [Nuremberg]: Typis ac Sumptibus Michaelis Endteri. 1663. 12mo., pp. [xxiv] 390 [i.e. 396], [xxxiv], 59. Substantial worming to blank area of half-title, mostly gone by title (two or three characters lost) and reduced to just one spot by third leaf with none afterwards, one small repair to margin of first text leaf (touching a couple of characters) and corner of pp. 15-16 torn away affecting one or two words, a touch of dustsoiling elsewhere. Contemporary vellum boards, soiled and marked, no f.f.e.p., hinges a bit strained. Later ink notes to half-title and upper pastedown. The popular handbook for teaching Latin written by the poet and scholar Christoph Arnold (1627-1685), first published in 1657. VD17 23:282750S.   Ref: 29955  show full image..
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Arrian; (Blankaart, Nikolaas, ed; Vulcanius, Bonaventura, trans.:) De Expedit. Alex. Magni. Historiarum Libri X. Ejusdem Indica []. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge, & viduam Elizaei Weyerstraet, 1668. 8vo., pp. [xii], 617, [xxxvii] + additional engraved title page, and portrait of the editor. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a few old annotations. A couple of leaves unopened, lower margin of leaf 2L4 abbreviated due to paper flaw. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Spine a little darkened and marked but vellum otherwise uncommonly clean, paste-downs lifted (the front a little crumpled) revealing manuscript parchment binder's waste used as sewing supports. A very good copy indeed. Dibdin cites Harwood as asserting this edition's 'great merit'. Dibdin I (4th edn.), 329; Hoffman I, 377; Schweiger II, 67.   Ref: 50147 
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Athanasius of Alexandria; Swedenborg, Emanuel: De Athanasii Symbolo. The Athanasian Creed. An Unpublished Manuscript. London: Swedenborg Society (Inc.), 1954. 8vo., pp. [iv], 93, [iii]. Latin and English parallel texts. Internally clean and bright. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board with gilt coat of arms. A little rubbed, near fine.   Ref: 52069 
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[Athenaeus] Casaubon, Isaac: Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athenaei Deipnosophistas Libri Quindecem. (Part III of) Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecem [...] curavit [...] Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. Lipsae [Leipzig]: Vol. I in Bibliopolio Schäferiano; Vols. II & III in Libraria Kuehniana, 1796; 1843;1843. 3 vols., vol. I first edition thus, vols. II & III reprints. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, 490; [iv], 484; [ii], 414. Heavily foxed, a few pencil annotations, large closed tear to vol.III p.275. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spine, edges red. Spines rubbed with loss of gilt and a little fraying at head, labels lost, joints creased but bindings sound, top edges dusty. Unobtrusive bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. Pencilled ownership inscription on J.W. Edwards, Jan '11 to each f.f.e.p.. A mixed-edition assemblage of the three volumes of Casaubon's Animadversions on Athenaeus, published as the third part of Schaefer's edition of the Deipnosophistarum. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 335   Ref: 48612 
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